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All 55 Dun Laoghaire Restaurants

Cavistons

Glasthule Road, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+35312809245
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $144
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Leicester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My partner and I were on a mid week break in Dublin and found ourselves in Dun Laoghaire for the afternoon. The smell of the sea made us want to try some fresh fish and after enquiring at a local shop found ourselves in Cavistons. I could spend loads of space writing about the Crab Claws and salmon that were... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been coming to Cavistons for more years than I care to mention and in all that time I've never had a bad meal . In fact I will state that my gold standard for perfectly cooked fish is Cavistons. They don't do fancy or fashion, just good fish perfectly cooked and always with baby potatoes and mixed salad.... More

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Bangor Co Down
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Made another visit to Cavistones, and was hoping for as good as our last meal. Wow, would you believe it was even better. We started of with Grilled Squid, and had the Scallops for our main course, what a fantastic meal, everything was just perfect. Service was as good as the food. Well done to the chef and waiting staff... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We dined mid-week with no feeling of crowding in this compact restaurant. The service was excellent and the wine (selected by my guest) was most enjoyable. The menu was 100% fish dishes. Everything on offer is fresh (never frozen, we were told) and tasted so. I certainly would visit again.

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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Just arrived in Dun Laoighre didn't have a booking but luckily got a table for two. There were only two ladies waiting table and it was full for the early sitting. Service was fantastic. I had lobster for main and it was delicious. My husband had salmon for main and it was equally good. The starters were good also. We... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Been wanting to eat here for ages after a friend recommended it to us so made a surprise booking for my hubby and I when we were out that way last weekend. Seatings are not very flexible, either 12pm or 1.30pm or 3pm so due to time commitments, we took the 12pm sitting. The place is tiny but nicely laid... More

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Dublin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is at least my 3rd visit to this excellent little restaurant with friends. The staff go to great length to make suggestions and to be helpful.The starter made the meal a special occasion, smoked mackerel coated in oatmeal and served with a rhubarb puree-a stroke of genius. Their hake is the best in Dublin and the salmon received top... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is simply one of the best for the freshest ingredients prepared in a way that lets flavours out in the best possible way - a real treat

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Dublin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a VERY small restaurant, offering two sittings for Dinner (no flexibility with timings in between). This is a seafood restaurant, and the selection of available fish is varied enough, tough not huge. Our party of two had the daily "special" - lobster and an a la carte option of Tuna steak. The lobster was served warm, in the... More

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Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Cavistons never fails. They offer beautifully cooked fresh fish and seafood accompanied by delicious boiled potatoes and a salad. They allow the simple but delicious ingredients to speak for themselves. The service is provided by informed enthusiastic people and nothing is too much trouble. On my last visit the black sole was the best fish I have ever tasted. Whenever... More

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